YogaPalooza Winds Down: Warriors With Heart & Soul

When YogaPalooza 2018 started two months — and 18 classes — ago, it seemed like summer would go on forever. Now, just two classes left before we fold up our 11th annual YogaPalooza summer session.

And, what a summer! It rained and rained and rained. Then it didn’t rain. Then it rained again. (Once it even rained inside the studio … just one of those unexpected YogaPalooza surprises!) We had a record number of classes, three Saturday morning practices, and two wonderful guest instructors. And, three people joined me at every class – well, there’s two classes left, so let’s see if they make it to 20 and their special reward!

And, now here we are. Summer’s nearly gone.

First, thank you.

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That you choose to spend one or two evenings a week, unrolling your mat with me, is something I am profoundly grateful for. You inspire me. You have helped create not only a dedicated Yoga studio, but a family. Your support of our studio – and each other – makes my heart smile as widely as a heart possibly can.

The last two classes of YogaPalooza are this week. Time to squeeze the last little bit out of our Summer of Yoga!

Monday, August 27 ~ Peaceful Warrior

Warriors — and Warrior poses — can get a bad rap, conjuring up images of confrontation and war. That’s a shame, because that’s not the point. True Warriors are the ultimate peace-niks. It is through their internal strength, poise, confidence, and calm that they are able to rise above the tumult of life’s stresses and conflicts. Peaceful Warriors are heart-ful, not heartless.

Wednesday, August 29 ~ “Heart & Soul”

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You put your heart and soul into your Yoga practice. I know this is true, because I watch you do it. I watch you navigate aches and pains of a body that hurts some days (or most days). I watch you navigate the stresses and challenges of family and life and work. I watch you navigate traffic and bad weather and meetings that run late in order to get to class on time. And, still there you are … at 4:30 or 6:00 p.m. heading up the steps, dropping your shoes at the door, and unrolling your mat. You are awesome!

This special heartful and soulful class – the last class of YogaPalooza 2018 – is my gift to you. (And, if you’ve already finished all the classes in your 8-class session, consider it a bonus and come anyway!)

Looking Ahead … 

We’ll be off Labor Day Monday. Our 8-week Fall Sesh’ will begin Wednesday, September 5. I’ll send out a reminder before then. (And, as always, if you have a friend who might benefit from Yoga … please invite them to join us. This fall session would be a perfect introduction to Yoga!)

YogaPalooza ~ Where Summer Unfolds 

Monday & Wednesday, 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

You don’t have to wait til fall, join us this week! You’ll find general class info, including directions to the studio, here.

Peaceful Hands Yoga | 228 Warren Street | Orange, Virginia 

Thank you for sharing your Yoga with me this summer. YogaPalooza would be a drag without you.

Paloozally Yours, Jackie 

 

YogaPalooza Saturday! “Earth, Wind, & Fire”

There’s still a little YogaPalooza left before we wrap up the summer!

And, the last of our three special Saturday classes is tomorrow – August 25 at 9:30 a.m.

Join us for some Earth, Wind, & Fire.

Ayurveda, the science of Yoga, reminds us that we are made up of elements: earth … wind … and fire.  Those are the elements that make up everything – people, trees, bears, frogs  …

High Five, Cats! You’re Earth, Wind, & Fire, Too!

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YogaPalooza This Week: “All You Nidra Is Love”

If YogaPalooza had a Yin and Yang pair of classes – two classes that together reflect both the lively spirit of Yang energy and the quiet relaxing energy of Yin – these would fit the bill.

This week at YogaPalooza … Yin and Yang. Monday starts with the lively high-spirited “Yang’iest” class of the summer …

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YogaPalooza: Happy Hips & “Min’Yasa”

I love all of YogaPalooza’s classes, but this week brings two of my favorites!

Monday, August 6 ~ Happy Hips, 4:30 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.

Do I love this class because it focuses on bringing ease and flexibility to the hips – the hub that connects upper and lower body, the structure that gives us both stability and movement, and the area especially prone to wear-and-tear and aches-and-pains?

Well, yes, but …

Do I love this class because – year-in and year-out – you tell me you love it, too?

Well, yes, but …

Or, do I love this class because it gives me the chance to, once a year, post this …

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YogaPalooza! Wake Up Your Saturday with Lemonade Yoga

YogaPalooza 2018 has three Saturday morning Yoga classes on tap for your summer, and the first one is tomorrow, July 28!

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Join Christina for a 9:30 a.m. morning class she’s dubbed “Lemonade Yoga.”  We’d love to squeeze you and your mat in.  (Lemonade humor.)

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YogaPalooza This Week: 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 Roll Your Mat Onto The Floor!

Tune up your mat, because YogaPalooza enters Week 3 and there are four – 1, 2, 3, 4! – different classes to tell you about and they all have a summery vibe.

Maybe one, or two, or all four! will fit your schedule. Join us, won’t you?

Here’s the skinny on all four of this week’s classes …

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YogaPalooza: How “Flow” Can You Go?

Vinyasa is a Sanskrit word that means “to place in a special way.”

Or, more simply … it means “to flow” from pose to pose with mindfulness.

While some Yoga traditions translate Vinyasa on the mat into a seriously sweaty form of exercise, that sort of misses the point.

Vinyasa uses breath and mindfulness and drishti (steady gaze) to connect the movement of the practice regardless of how sweaty and fast or how gently and slowly you move. The intensity of the practice is up to you.

And, although there’s nothing wrong with Sun Salutations, Vinyasa practice can be much more than Sun Salutations, too!

This week in YogaPaloozaVille, how “flow” can you go?

Monday, July 16 ~ Vinyasa: Rock

We start from our rock – Tadasana, Mountain.

Wait. What Was That?

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YogaPalooza Starts This Week!

The 11th Annual YogaPalooza Session at Peaceful Hands begins today!

Hooray!

While you are welcome to join us at any time during the session, why not start with the kickoff week?

MONDAY, JULY 9 ~ Opening Night

We’ll open YogaPalooza tonight with an opening practice. Makes sense, right? Tonight’s Yoga will open shoulders, heart, hips, and sticky joints with familiar asanas (poses) and maybe we’ll toss in a sunny sun salutation (or two).

And, then …

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